15 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

15 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
Train
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Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nha Trang
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
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Hanoi

— 2 nights
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
On the 2nd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hanoi route planning site.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Hanoi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Christchurch to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:

Hue

— 3 nights
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Spend the 5th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, contemplate the waterfront views at Perfume River, explore the historical opulence of Thai Hoa Palace, and admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hue day trip site.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Hue, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:

Hoi An

— 3 nights
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, and take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hoi An trip planner.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:

Nha Trang

— 2 nights
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): kick back and relax at Nha Trang Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then look for gifts at XQ Hand Embroidery. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nha Trang online attractions planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Far East

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
On the 13th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then contemplate the long history of The Independence Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. On your second day here, look for gifts at The House of Saigon, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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